My Story: Workhouse

“I was shown the laundry – a vast noisy sunless room full of steam and the sharp smell of soapsuds. I counted seven women slaving over the large tubs where the clothes are washed, their reddened faces shiny with sweat… No doubt Rosie takes her turn in here. Just to think of it filled my eyes with tears. What a terrible existence.”

England, 1871. Edith Lorrimer, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, visits a workhouse for the destitute – and meets Rosie, a quick-tempered orphan who is always in trouble. But it’s not long before Edith is drawn into Rosie’s wild schemes, and both their lives are never the same again…

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    This book is about a girl called Edith, her mother works at the Stoneleigh Workhouse. Edith meets a rebel teenager called Rosie and both their lives are never the same again….

    This a brill book!

    5 STARS!: * * * * *

    1 March 2010

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  • Pamela Oldfield

    Pamela Oldfield is the author of My Story: The Great Plague.

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